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Vulnerability of Checkstyle: external XML entity injection

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker can transmit malicious XML data to Checkstyle, in order to read a file, scan sites, or trigger a denial of service.
Vulnerable products: Debian.
Severity of this weakness: 2/4.
Creation date: 11/02/2020.
Références of this bulletin: CVE-2019-10782, DLA-2099-1, VIGILANCE-VUL-31572.

Description of the vulnerability 

An attacker can transmit malicious XML data to Checkstyle, in order to read a file, scan sites, or trigger a denial of service.
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This threat bulletin impacts software or systems such as Debian.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this computer threat bulletin is medium.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of document.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this computer threat.

Solutions for this threat 

Debian 8: new checkstyle packages.
New packages are available:
  Debian 8: checkstyle 5.9-1+deb8u2
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